We love to talk about Infrastructure as Code (IaC) as a technology [here’s my IaC talk], but that ignores the significant business value behind the concept.  Why should CIOs, CTOs and even CEOs demand their teams pursue IaC practices? And why IaC instead of CI/CD, Site Reliability Engineering, or DevOps?Continue Reading

  This excellent research report by Paul Delory (contract required) lays out a comprehensive view of all the components in the flow required to deliver applications into production.  It’s an impressively laid out assembly line along the lines of what we’ve called “continuously integrated date center” in the past. We’reContinue Reading

VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) improves VMware admin productivity. Yet before VCF takes over, administrators must prepare the hardware precisely as recommended by the VMware Compatibility List (HCL) for each VCF cluster to be installed. RackN has been working with the VMware VCF team to create an integrated software solution thatContinue Reading

Rob was on the Cloud Talk Show (ep 16) with Larry Smithmier and Ralph Rivas. Join Ralph and Larry as they talk to Rob Hirschfeld about how he is helping solve the problems below the cloud. RackN helps companies work with bare metal (not metal bears) programatically, so you canContinue Reading

OpenStack is a real platform doing real work for real users.  So why does OpenStack have a reputation for not working?  It falls into the lack of core-focus paradox: being too much to too many undermines your ability to do something well.  In this case, we keep conflating the communityContinue Reading